To celebrate Robson’s participation in the events, which had been in some doubt while he underwent further tests, the Manchester United Foundation today announced it will donate one signed Manchester United shirt for each table of 10 purchased until Friday, March 25.
On each of the three tour stops - Bangkok (April 6), Kuala Lumpur (April 8) and Hong Kong (April 9) - a number of unique Manchester United items will be auctioned during the evening.
One of the actual Recaro Audi car seats from the dugout at Old Trafford – the original ‘hot seat’ - signed by the 2010 first team will be up for grabs in each city. It is from these very seats, each a work of art in itself, that Sir Alex Ferguson steers the iconic club to ever-greater achievements.
Manchester United partner Hublot has donated a Big Bang Steel time piece for each auction, uniquely customised with a dial identical to that used for the players’ watches in 2009. The watch itself is worth more than HK$100,000, but the bespoke version, engraved on the reverse to commemorate the tour, is priceless.